Pros and cons of immigration

Pros and cons of immigration

There are 3457 comments on the Scripps-Howard story from Mar 31, 2007, titled Pros and cons of immigration. In it, Scripps-Howard reports that:

“Anxieties about immigration are not easily dismissed as irrational or racist”

By SCOTT MaCKAY The Providence. via Scripps-Howard

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Scripps-Howard.

S Barnes

Cedarpines Park, CA

#25 Apr 26, 2007
Jenn wrote:
YOU ARE AND IDIOT MOST IMMAGRANTS AREN'T MEXICAN AND BEFORE YOU START SAYING THINGS FIND OUT BEFORE U SAY ANY THING U PINCHE PUTOS QUE NO SAVE NADA!!!! AND I'M GLAD THAT U CAN'T READ THAT U GRINGOS!!
Yeah, we can you pinche puto. I am much better than anything you may represent.
Dan

Flora, IN

#26 Apr 26, 2007
Amber wrote:
Immigration is not something we should be concerned about. There are alot of bad things going on with American too. If an immigrant messes up then it is a big deal all over the news. If an american messes up or kills someone it is barley recognized. People need to just get over there selfishness and if the immigrants are stealing their jobs then maybe they need to work a little harder. I am marrying an immigrant next month and his family is awsome. He is the nicest man i ever met. He has respect for what he was givin and his family respects America I have met few americans that feel the same way this family does, Maybe its not immigrants that need to be looked over maybe its Americans!!!
It is dark but the Ambers are not glowing. Your schooling appearently never impressed upon you the value of or laws and what so many have died protecting. It is not enough for you inlaws and husband to be nice you must follow the laws. By the way if America is so terrible give up your citizenship and marry in Mexico?. I am really sure there are a lot of nice non racist living there. You and you hubby to be can work very hard to fix Mexicos problems rather than complaining about loyal Americans wanting thier civil rights protected by law enforcement. When you undstanding of our laws and thier values reaches a 7th grade level you will then undstand what it mean to be and American.
mgopilot

Florissant, CO

#27 Apr 26, 2007
Immigration means overpopulation, and the USA has been overpopulated since 1924 for long term carrying capacity. Something the mestizos can't comprehend. To me they will be targets, and food, mostly for red worms.
THE REAL DEAL

United States

#28 Apr 26, 2007
Amber is in a fantasy world!

Amber doesn't realize that milions of uneducated (PHDs don't crawl under border fences); illegal Mexicans are absolutely making a joke out of the United States''safety net for the disadvantaged' commonly called welfare!

Driving brand new SUV's while buying groceries with Food Stamps!

I've seen it a lot! Obviously people living in a dream world like Amber aren't awake enough to see how millions of illegals from Mexico are DESTROYING our society, one border crosser at a time!

“Illegals are not immigrants...”

Since: Apr 07

Mid-south, USA

#29 Apr 26, 2007
THE REAL DEAL wrote:
Amber is in a fantasy world!
Amber doesn't realize that milions of uneducated (PHDs don't crawl under border fences); illegal Mexicans are absolutely making a joke out of the United States''safety net for the disadvantaged' commonly called welfare!
Driving brand new SUV's while buying groceries with Food Stamps!
I've seen it a lot! Obviously people living in a dream world like Amber aren't awake enough to see how millions of illegals from Mexico are DESTROYING our society, one border crosser at a time!
She will personally have to be negatively impacted by an illegal before she opens her eyes to the reality of the situation. She has obviously been brainwashed by a liberal media and possibly by a liberal school system...she's obviously young, and thinkns that hse has all the answers.

I see exactly what you described at my school daily...their kids get free breakfast and lunch, they all have foodstamp numbers or case #'s to qualify, and their poppy's all drive new crew cab trucks...the mothers are bedecked in loads of gold jewelry, while the kids are dressed like peons. One 30 degree day, a girl came to school wearing sandals, no socks, wearing a windbreaker. These kids see nothing of the money that the taxpayers are forced to provide for them...these people are reprehensible.
Mia

Fayetteville, AR

#30 Apr 26, 2007
kellyncali wrote:
<quoted text>LOOK FOR ONE STATISTICALLY SPEAKING IT IS A FACT THAT THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM MEXICO ARE CAUSING CRIME,LIVING OFF WELFARE , GETTING FREE EDUCATION, AND SO ON AT THE TAX PAYERS EXSPENSE.
NEIGHBORHOODS TURN TO SHIT AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE THAT WAS BETTER BECAUSE OF THIS INVASION .
YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T GIVE A DARN ABOUT THE RAMIFICATIONS OR IMPACT ON OUR SOCIETY THIS IS HAVING DUE TO YOUR LACK OF INVESTMENT IN IT,IGNORANCE,OR RACIAL COMPOSTION!
I WILL NOT SHUT UP NOR WILL THE REST OF AMERICA !
IT'S TIME TO SEND SPONGEBOB ILLEGALS BACK!
your such an idot i'm guessing you don't know anything you puta que no save nada!! and most immigrints arn't mexican for your imformation oh and immigrints pay taxes if they didn't THEY WOULDN'T HAVE JOBS PINCHE VEJA GLAD U CAN'T UNDERSTAND MY LANGUAGE AND EVEN THOUGHT I WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO BE BORN SOMEWHERE ELSE THEN THE UNTED STATES BECAUSE EVERYONE HERE IS A BUNCH OF WHITE TRASH AND I DO'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS

“Illegals are not immigrants...”

Since: Apr 07

Mid-south, USA

#31 Apr 26, 2007
Mia wrote:
<quoted text>
your such an idot i'm guessing you don't know anything you puta que no save nada!! and most immigrints arn't mexican for your imformation oh and immigrints pay taxes if they didn't THEY WOULDN'T HAVE JOBS PINCHE VEJA GLAD U CAN'T UNDERSTAND MY LANGUAGE AND EVEN THOUGHT I WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO BE BORN SOMEWHERE ELSE THEN THE UNTED STATES BECAUSE EVERYONE HERE IS A BUNCH OF WHITE TRASH AND I DO'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS
You certainly have a hard time making yourself understood. Who is the big racist here calling everybody white trash...I'm going to run and get the ACLU...you are hurting my feelings, you need to treat us with respect and dignity!!! Sound familiar? Your friends have a patent on this! Read the following:

"In contrast, over half of the Mexicans living in the United States are illegal aliens. The size of the illegal population from Mexico more than doubled in the last decade and now accounts for 69 percent of the U.S. illegal population. To adopt a totalization agreement with Mexico would put the United States in the ludicrous position of offering Social Security benefits to potentially millions of Mexican workers who showed contempt for our laws by illegally crossing our border and by fraudulently obtaining the Social Security numbers (SSNs) needed to qualify for old age and disability benefits."

http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/back904.html
S Barnes

Cedarpines Park, CA

#32 Apr 26, 2007
Mia wrote:
<quoted text>
your such an idot i'm guessing you don't know anything you puta que no save nada!! and most immigrints arn't mexican for your imformation oh and immigrints pay taxes if they didn't THEY WOULDN'T HAVE JOBS PINCHE VEJA GLAD U CAN'T UNDERSTAND MY LANGUAGE AND EVEN THOUGHT I WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO BE BORN SOMEWHERE ELSE THEN THE UNTED STATES BECAUSE EVERYONE HERE IS A BUNCH OF WHITE TRASH AND I DO'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS
You are right most immigrants are not Mexican, but most illegal aliens are Mexican!!!
Marco

San Jose, CA

#33 Apr 26, 2007
kellyncali wrote:
<quoted text>
LADY YOUR AN IDIOT!just cause this guys ramming your bohonkus don't mean its o.k. for 20 million more like em to sneak into the united states commiting a crime by entering mind you and the rest of us overlook it!
we have become mexico's welfare office,free birthing center,and place of education all at the tax payers exspense. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! GOT IT !
many illegals who have come here have no intention of getting a job and working either they are career criminals looking for an opportunity alright!
or career welfare with multiple children and no spouse to provide anything other than sperm!
and lastly no one from any other country has any right to sneak into this country take another man or womans job. this is a hostile invasion and will be treated as such!
You are stupid you really think they are taking our jobs who does the government call on do to construction prodjects when they are behind you think they call you??? no and what american legal person would wake up early in the morning to take a minimum wage job of picking all of the fucking food you eat you selfish bitch-and im only 15
S Barnes

Cedarpines Park, CA

#34 Apr 26, 2007
Marco wrote:
<quoted text>
You are stupid you really think they are taking our jobs who does the government call on do to construction prodjects when they are behind you think they call you??? no and what american legal person would wake up early in the morning to take a minimum wage job of picking all of the fucking food you eat you selfish bitch-and im only 15
Marco there are plenty of American construction workers who would do construction work, but they are pushed out of a job by an illegal alien who will work for less and not have health insurance. The greedy general contractor saves the money for himself and another American loses a job. If the illegal alien get hurt on the job, then they are taken to the emergency room where they are treated for free because they don't have any money. Paid under the table and the taxpayers pick up their expenses. What a good deal for the contractor and the illegal alien! What a lousy deal for Americans and the American taxpayer! But Marco, you are only 15 and may not understand that concept. Breaking the law does not make you right, it makes you a criminal.
Ddh34

Kansas City, MO

#35 Apr 27, 2007
deport the Criminals and build the wall !!!!!!!!
We need a day of kick the spic !!!

“Illegals are not immigrants...”

Since: Apr 07

Mid-south, USA

#36 Apr 27, 2007
Marco wrote:
<quoted text>
You are stupid you really think they are taking our jobs who does the government call on do to construction prodjects when they are behind you think they call you??? no and what american legal person would wake up early in the morning to take a minimum wage job of picking all of the fucking food you eat you selfish bitch-and im only 15
Believe me, you sound only 15...I know for a fact that the meatpacker workforce in the 60-s and 70's, was mainly comprised of African-Americans...they were paid a fair wage until the illegals came in taking far less, thereby ousting the Americans out of a job. They can take less, because they supplement their meager salaries with all the entitlements that their "anchors" afford them...they pay for nothing where their children are concerned. The taxpayer is forced to pick up that tab. Don't have money, don't make more kids than you can feed. Illegals are arrogant, dependant, irresponsible opportunists. They lack values, morals and sensibility.
lisa

Stratford, TX

#37 Apr 27, 2007
I agree with jenn and susan. My boyfriend is mexican but i love him more than anything in the world. The people that are racist need to be shot.
Dan

Flora, IN

#38 Apr 27, 2007
lisa wrote:
I agree with jenn and susan. My boyfriend is mexican but i love him more than anything in the world. The people that are racist need to be shot.
Oooooo I am a racist ok if that were true that does not make you bouy friend legal. If he is soooo great move to meheco with him and leave my countr and it laws in tact. He is a racist as are you tratior.
S Barnes

Cedarpines Park, CA

#39 Apr 27, 2007
lisa wrote:
I agree with jenn and susan. My boyfriend is mexican but i love him more than anything in the world. The people that are racist need to be shot.
Lisa, I guess that your friends Jenn and Susan will be shot because they are racist. Remember, racism comes in all colors and stripes. Latino racism is one of the worst because they feel righteous in their racism. Racism is racism no matter who spouts it. I once refuted a poster because he said that the KKK should be used against the Latino activists. I told him that it was pretty stupid to have one racist group going after another. By the way, just because you are a minority does not mean you are not racist. Some of the worst racist I have seen have been Latino.

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#40 Apr 27, 2007
south jersey

East Brunswick, NJ

#41 Apr 27, 2007
Jenn wrote:
YOU ARE AND IDIOT MOST IMMAGRANTS AREN'T MEXICAN AND BEFORE YOU START SAYING THINGS FIND OUT BEFORE U SAY ANY THING U PINCHE PUTOS QUE NO SAVE NADA!!!! AND I'M GLAD THAT U CAN'T READ THAT U GRINGOS!!
Hey Jenn, sounds like you have adopted an American name, tried to spell some things out in English and have a poor vocabulary in Spanish. Or am I being too judgmental?
So of what nationality are you? Or are you an illegal alien, too? Immigrant. Got the correct spelling now? Perhaps you should have read things better. I'm not to argue with you, I'll just say that if you are a hothead or illegal alien we don't need you.

“Illegals are not immigrants...”

Since: Apr 07

Mid-south, USA

#42 Apr 27, 2007
lisa wrote:
I agree with jenn and susan. My boyfriend is mexican but i love him more than anything in the world. The people that are racist need to be shot.
The racists you refer to would also include most Hispanics...they are by far, the most racist group of all...
Cammie

United States

#43 Apr 29, 2007
haha this is to A LOT of you people.
first off..... you people talking in spanish obviously shows how much of an immigrant you are. YOUR IN AMERICA. speak the language... which IS english.
Theres so many illegals is america now, we have to change our language on almost every label just so they can unerstand what it says because they cant read english.
im not saying ALL illegals are mexicans, but most of them are.
and to the MIA girl that calls us americans white trash... shut the hell up. your probably some trashy lookin whore anyway... you know? the ones that slick their hair back in tight ass pony tails and wear those ugly silver hoop earings with lip liner.
not all americans are white trash. and just to make it clear with you... not all americans are white.... a lot are black too. we arent arguing over blacks though because you dont see them illegally crossing over increasing our taxes and taking jobs from innocent americans that are struggling to keep their family together. yeah illegals are trying to struggle for their families too, but they dont need to come up in our country and try and take everything from us.
to sum it all up like some of you said before...
ILLEGALS NEED TO BE DEPORTED BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM... IT WOULD MAKE OUR SOCIETY BETTER
AND THE LEGALS DIDNT DO ANYTHING WRONG. THEY WENT THROUGH A PROCESS TO BE A LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZEN.
Dan

Flora, IN

#44 Apr 30, 2007
If you really wish to stop this invasion we must SAVE our money. Stop consumming. This will send the a message very quickly as the bottom line is all that is understood by our government. I will be stronger too when the bottom falls out of this country. Just do not buy anthing you do not need. PERIOD bet we can't do it? Call Congress and the PRez and let them know tool.

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